‘Tis the Season—Sick Season

Learn why preemie parents take extra precautions during sick season. Link to printable letter to family and friends included!

A side effect of being a preemie is a compromised immune system. Developmentally, preemies are expected to catch up by age 2, but I have yet to receive an age at which their immune systems will catch up. From what I’ve read, increased susceptibility to illness and infection is a lifelong health risk for babies … Read more >>

Deep Thoughts on Developmental Delays and Disabilities

Move from asking “What if?” to “What next?” with this triplet mom’s perspective on developmental delays and disabilities.

In discussing Caleb and Danae’s upcoming speech evaluation with another triplet mom, I asked whether my perspective on developmental delays and disabilities is different because of my experience as a mom of preemies and multiples. Long-term developmental and intellectual “issues” often go hand-in-hand with these kiddos. Chris and I knew this from almost Day 1, … Read more >>

Preemies for Life?

Photo collage of triplets in NICU.

It happened at the pediatrician’s office. I had spent the last week up to my elbows in what was apparently a case of viral diarrhea (as if plain ol’ diarrhea wasn’t bad enough). As the PA told me to give the Tagalongs a break from milk and went over the details of the BRAT diet, … Read more >>

Understanding Actual Age vs Adjusted Age

Newborn pictures of triplets. Boy, boy, girl.

“I can’t believe they’re 4 months old already! We try to take newborn pictures when they’re around 10 days old, so they’re really too old at this point. Let’s shoot for doing 6-month pictures.” So went a text conversation with a photographer when I inquired about doing newborn pictures with the Tagalongs. I started to … Read more >>